HyperDic: causa

English > 1 sense of the word causa:
NOUNactcausa, lawsuit, suit, case, causea comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
English > causa: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
Synonymslawsuit, suit, case, cause
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercivil suitA lawsuit alleging violations / violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suitA lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large / large / large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuitA suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suitA lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
mootA hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
paternity suit, bastardy proceedingA lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support / support of the child once paternity is determined)
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishacción, caso, causa, demanda, juicio, litigio, pleito, proceso judicial, proceso, querella
Catalancas, causa, demanda, judici, litigi, plet

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